And the Earth has once again completed the number of rotations (divided by the amount of coffee I’ve had, multiplied by the Coefficient of Arbitrary Timing) required to bring you another geek-related Top 5 List! This time, there’s even an official-ish fancy logo over there on the right. Go ahead. Gaze upon it! …Okay, now come back over here.
Another difference this week: this one’s a little more visual than the others. Why? Basically I got an idea that made me grin, I pulled up Photoshop, and I couldn’t quite stop myself. (I’m far from a Photoshop expert, but I know enough to have fun. Click to embiggen most of them!) That’s right, today I present to you:
Obviously, these are only hypothetical. If any of these ever occurred in any official fashion, pigs are flying through a frozen-over hell. So without further ado, and in no particular order, we begin with…
I guess I lied about the no particular order thing, since this is the one that got me started on the topic after a discussion with a friend of mine who runs SciFiCommons. (There’s an upcoming event pitting a bunch of sci-fi movies against each other to choose which one to show in a theater, and Star Wars is facing off against Alien.) The idea of Star Wars with sci-fi horror intrigues me, but what really grabs my imagination is the concept that Alien’s “xenomorphs” take on some of the characteristics of their host. If one bursts out of a jedi’s chest, do you get a xenomorph with Force powers?
“In space, can hear you scream no one can.”
If you’re a fan of these two shows and you haven’t heard of this concept, I can only assume you’ve been living under a rock. I know for a fact that this idea has been turned into at least one work of fan-fiction, and I’m sure there’s more. Along with the obvious linkage of the FBI investigating weird paranormal stuff that makes it only natural for Mulder and Scully to visit this fictional town on an investigation of what the heck happened to Special Agent Dale Cooper (and why he keeps asking how Annie is…), there’s also the amusing fact that David Duchovny had a part in both. Come to think of it, so did Don S. Davis, though he sadly passed away, like too many other Twin Peaks actors.
Before you ask, unfortunately I don’t have a link to that fan-fic. I read it about 20 years ago. It ran against some of my own theories about what was going on in TP, and it put Audrey and Coop together romantically, but aside from that it was at least entertaining to read.
This one I like for the complete and utter incongruity. (Okay, so I’m also quite pleased with how this image turned out.) Yes, Doctor Who does have its dark episodes, and people do die, but–so far as I know–no one’s ever been tortured for an entire season, and Doctor Who weddings tend to be a little happier. (Both series do feature hands being cut off and carried around, though…) I would absolutely love to see how the Doctor would get along with Joffrey, or Daenerys, or Hodor.
I bet he’d love Hodor.
Wormholes. Alien worlds. Wormholes. Ben Browder and Claudia Black in both. Wormholes.
Did I mention wormholes?
How is this NOT a thing yet? If there’s no fan-fiction about this, I’ll eat my hat. Both shows have a sense of humor. Farscape is WAY more out there, but a crossover between these two would have been fantastic, especially done before Hammond departed. (Heck, even before Dr. Fraiser bites it.) Teal’c and D’Argo could pal around being honorable warrior types and discuss apostrophes over dishes of blue jello. Pilot and Walter could commiserate about the isolation of their jobs. Jack and Crichton could go fishing. Zhaan and Hammond can have some sort of baldness-bonding. The possibilities are endless!
But I suppose we’ll just have to make do with this from SG-1’s 200th episode.
Like the GoT/DW mashup, this one just appeals to me for the difference between the two. But how amusing would it be to have a school of wizards amid a hard sci-fi universe of savage politics, jihad, prescience, and human computers? (Not to mention sandworms. “Accio thumper!”) Suppose those time-turners would cause as much trouble with seeing the future as a Guild navigator? How about Mentat Moody?
Okay, so maybe I just like the thought of Harry having to turn himself into a gigantic worm.
(Because I had way too much fun coming up with this image.)
I’m tempted to just let the picture speak for itself on this one, but come on, who wouldn’t love to see a bunch of gritty, grungy Georgians “deal with” the undead of sparkly-land? (Okay, so werewolves aren’t technically undead, but why get picky?)
So there’s my list. What are some fun crossovers that you’d like to see? Leave a comment, and don’t forget to subscribe to the website below for more cool stuff, including a free copy of Mythed Connections!
Good list. Aliens vs Star Wars would be good, but Farscape and SG1 would be amazing!!
Michael G. Munz says
For a while they were both on SyFy/Sci-Fi at the same time. It actually had a chance at happening.
X-Files & Twin Peaks starring David Duchovny as Agent Denise “Spooky” Bryson.
Michael G. Munz says
Or: keep the characters separate and just have him pull double duty.